Economic Impacts of Tourism and Erosion of the Visiting System Among the Mosuo of Lugu Lake

  title={Economic Impacts of Tourism and Erosion of the Visiting System Among the Mosuo of Lugu Lake},
  author={Siobh{\'a}n M. Mattison},
  journal={The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={159 - 176}
  • S. Mattison
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Economics
  • The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
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